Two Half Hitches

Two half hitches are commonly used to tie a line to a post or dock eye. This knot will slide, resulting in a tight grip on the post. The knot can slip apart under high stress loads so it should NOT be used for "mission-critical" things like tieing a rode to an anchor.

To tie two half hitches:
  • After coming around the post, make an underhand loop (the loop goes under the standing part - attached or long end of the line.)
  • Bring the bitter end (free end) up over the standing part and through the eye which you created.
  • Next make a second underhand loop around the standing part, and run the bitter end through this eye.
  • Tighten it up.

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